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Presentations on new student research in Acadia


Date: Thursday Jul 28, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Description:

Students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute will present the conclusions from their work over the past several months on:

  • Helping Acadia become a dark sky park
  • Calculating the park’s carbon footprint
  • Developing new ways to monitor visitation
  • Improving online access to our trails, including through virtual reality

Parking is limited so please carpool or ride the Island Explorer. All are welcome!

Since 2012, Worcester Polytechnic Institute has collaborated with the Acadia National Park in research and creative activities intended to offer insight into the preservation, improvement, appreciation, and sustainability of the natural environment. This work is undertaken as one of WPI’s most distinguished academic requirements called the Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP). Unique in higher education, the IQP challenges students to address a problem that lies at the intersection of science, technology, and society. WPI sends approximately 20 students to the park each summer for seven weeks.

Location: Machias Savings Bank
96 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor
Contact Name: Abe Miller-Rushing
Contact Phone #: 207-288-8733
Event Sponsor(s): Worcester Polytechnic Institute Acadia National Park 

This is a free event.

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